‘Painful to watch’: Patrick Cantlay’s slow pace riles up social media (and Nick Faldo)

June 4, 2018

Patrick Cantlay turned in another strong performance at the Memorial, finishing fourth and notching his third top 10 in his last five starts, but he also gained some attention for a less desirable reason.

Cantlay’s pace of play isn’t exactly speedy. Let’s just call it deliberate. CBS Sports analyst Nick Faldo even brought it up several times during the Sunday telecast, at one point saying, “You’ll have time to go make a coffee or double espresso before he hits the ball.”

Cantlay was in the final threesome with Bryson DeChambeau and Kyle Stanley, and their group was put on the clock at least once, which happened on the 13th hole.

One video shared on Twitter showed Cantlay looking at the pin 13 times during an address. He was also sluggish standing over several putts. A couple of videos are posted below, as are some (of the many) tweets from the Twittersphere.